Sky News: US ground forces participated battle south of Mosul

2016/6/16 14:37

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The website of Sky News, said that "US ground force as well as Iraqi government forces on Thursday, in an attack on the organization Daash sites in areas surrounding the city of Mosul."

The United States has always denied any involvement in the wilderness of Iraq without a request from Baghdad but acknowledged special operations limited goals against Daash.

Sky News quoted sources in the province of Kurdistan Peshmerga forces that "American troops participated for the first time with the Iraqi army in the south of Mosul attack."

According to the sources adds that "US ground force engaged in clashes with the support of armored vehicles, tanks and artillery."

The Iraqi forces have begun last week intensified attacks on Daash sites south of Mosul in Nineveh province, central air strikes, the international coalition led by the United States.

Iraqi troops were sent to Northern drunken area, and began the process last March and described it as the beginning of a larger campaign to liberate Mosul

Iraqi forces took control since then a number of villages on the east bank of the Tigris River, to send in the past week, an armored battalion into a drunken, as well as boats and bridges.

This logistical support is intended to assist ground troops in crossing the Tigris River, to hand Qayyarah, which is Daash center on the west bank of the river, enjoying the importance of strategy.